“This publication [funded by a Historic Preservation Education Grant] is a cornerstone of our efforts to get the residents of the [Washington Avenue] neighborhood as well as the citizens of the city to see that the architecture here is one of the greatest assets the neighborhood has and can be a starting point for neighborhood revitalization.”
Dennis AuCity of Evansville
Indiana Humanities connects people, opens minds and enriches lives by creating and facilitating programs that encourage Hoosiers to think, read and talk.
Established in 1972, Indiana humanities promotes the public humanities and engages Indiana’s community of minds to create stronger, more vibrant communities. Using literature, history, art, music, philosophy, and our shared cultural heritage, we we strive to help Hoosiers better understand themselves and the world around them.
On August 2, 2017, the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) announced awards of more than $39.3 million for 245 humanities projects nationwide that will support local cultural organizations and individual scholars. Of that $39.3 million, $785,907 in grants were awarded to three state humanities councils: Alabama Humanities Foundation, Indiana Humanities, and Michigan Humanities Council.
Throughout November, councils hosted a variety of Pulitzer Prizes Campfires from book fairs to conferences to nature hikes coupled with literature that brought participants together in discussion and community. In addition, councils continued to host presentations, exhibits, book discussions, and writing workshops featuring Pulitzer Prize winners and works.
Calling all outstanding public humanities programs! The Federation is now accepting nominations for the 2016 Schwartz Prize. Submission deadline is August 17, 2016.
Whether through discussions of literature while hiking, performances of Chautauqua while basking in the sun, viewing documentaries geared toward urban environmental issues, or visiting a local humanities festival, council programs are complementing the adventurous spirit of summer by taking participants on an exploration of both the mind and the outdoors.